meditrina-6-of-7A few weeks ago, a friend held a benefit dinner at Meditrina Small Plates and Wine Bar (on West Temple, across from the Bees stadium).  I loved the cozy, welcoming atmosphere, as well as the delicious food and sangria, so when the owners told me about their monthly wine tastings, I vowed I'd come back.And a few days later, I did.  The second Tuesday of every month, Meditrina (I was told the name is from the Roman goddess of wine) hosts a wine social, pairing four wines with four appetizers.  Tickets often sell out, so make sure to RSVP in advance.meditrina-2-of-7 meditrina-7-of-7 meditrina-3-of-7November featured French wines from Kermit Lynch. As each course came out, experts from the wine industry (including a rep from Kermit Lynch) were on hand to check up on tables, pour, and discuss the wines. The overall atmosphere was not one of pretention, but rather, of friendliness - of people coming together to enjoy themselves and each others' company, as well as the wonderful food and wine.meditrina-4-of-7Next month's wine social is December 8, featuring South African wine from Neil Ellis.  Get your tickets now!  Meditrina also runs specials on Mondays, with $3 sangria all day (after 12P), and $4 tapas, 5:30P - 6:30P.Details: 394 S West Temple, SLC.  LUNCH: Monday thru Friday, 11:30A - 2P. DINNER: Monday thru Thursday, 5:30P - 9:30P, Friday thru Saturday, 5:30P - 10:30P. Wine Social: $20 Food $15 Wine. (Does Not Include Tax Or Gratuity) 801.485.2055.